Selected publications


Anisotropic metal growth on phospholipid nanodiscs via lipid bilayer expansion

Oertel J, Keller A, Prinz J, Schreiber B, Hübner , Kerbusch J, Bald I, Fahmy K. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 26718 (2016) doi:10.1038/srep26718

Mechanism of attenuation of uranyl toxicity by glutathione in Lactococcus lactis

Obeid MH, Oertel J, Solioz M, Fahmy K. Appl Environ Microbiol. 82(2016):3563-3571

Rational Structure-Based Rescaffolding Approach to De Novo Design of Interleukin 10 (IL-10) Receptor-1 Mimetics

Ruiz-Gómez G, Hawkins JC, Philipp J, Künze G, Wodtke R, Löser R, Fahmy K, Pisabarro MT. PLoS One. 2016 Apr 28;11(4):e0154046. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154046

Filament formation by metabolic enzymes is a specific adaptation to an advanced state of cellular starvation.

Petrovska I, Nüske E, Munder MC, Kulasegaran G, Malinovska L, Kroschwald S, Richter D, Fahmy K, Gibson K, Verbavatz JM, Alberti S. Elife. 2014 Apr 25. doi: 10.7554/eLife.02409. [Epub ahead of print]

Paramagnetic decoration of DNA origami nanostructures by Eu³⁺ coordination.

Opherden L, Oertel J, Barkleit A, Fahmy K, Keller A.Langmuir. 2014 Jul 15;30(27):8152-9. doi: 10.1021/la501112a. Epub 2014 Jul 2.

Formic acid interaction with the uranyl(VI) ion: structural and photochemical characterization

Lucks C, Rossberg A, Tsushima S, Foerstendorf H, Fahmy K, Bernhard G. Dalton Trans. 42(2013):13584-13589

3D Profile-Based Approach to Proteome-Wide Discovery of Novel Human Chemokines

Tomczak A, Sontheimer J, Drechsel D, Hausdorf R, Gentzel M, Shevchenko A, Eichler S, Fahmy K, Buchholz F, Pisabarro MT. PLoS ONE 7(2012): e36151. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036151

How worms survive desiccation: Trehalose pro water

Erkut C, Penkov S, Fahmy K, Kurzchalia T. Worm 1(2012):1-4



Trehalose Renders the Dauer Larva of Caenorhabditis elegans Resistant to Extreme Desiccation.

Erkut C, Penkov S, Khesbak H, Vorkel D, Verbavatz JM, Fahmy K, Kurzchalia TV. Curr Biol. 21(2011):1331-6

The Role of Water H-Bond Imbalances in B-DNA Substate Transitions and Peptide Recognition Revealed by Time-Resolved FTIR Spectroscopy.

Khesbak H, Savchuk O, Tsushima S, Fahmy K. J Am Chem Soc 133(2011):5834-42

Eu(3+)-Mediated Polymerization of Benzenetetracarboxylic Acid Studied by Spectroscopy, Temperature-Dependent Calorimetry, and Density Functional Theory.

Barkleit A, Tsushima S, Savchuk O, Philipp J, Heim K, Acker M, Taut S, Fahmy K. Inorg Chem 50(2011):5451-9

Aqueous coordination chemistry and photochemistry of uranyl(VI) oxalate revisited: a density functional theory study.

Tsushima, S.; Brendler, V.; Fahmy, K. Dalton Transactions 39(2010): 10953-8

Photoluminescence of uranium(VI): quenching mechanism and role of uranium(V)

Tsushima, S.; Götz, C.; Fahmy, K. Chemistry - A European Journal 16(2010)27, 8029-33

Heterologous expression of the surface-layer-like protein SllB induces the formation of long filaments of Escherichia coli consisting of protein-stabilized outer membrane.

Lederer FL, Günther TJ, Flemming K, Raff J, Fahmy K, Springer A, Pollmann K. Microbiology. 156 (2010):3584-95

Lipid protein interactions couple protonation to conformation in a conserved cytosolic domain of G-protein-coupled receptors.

Madathil S, Fahmy K. J Biol Chem 284(2009):28801-9



Secondary structure and compliance of a predicted flexible domain in kinesin-1 necessary for cooperation of motors.

Crevenna AH, Madathil S, Cohen DN, Wagenbach M, Fahmy K, Howard J. Biophys J. 2008 Dec;95(11):5216-27

Flavonoids affect actin functions in cytoplasm and nucleus.

Böhl M, Tietze S, Sokoll A, Madathil S, Pfennig F, Apostolakis J, Fahmy K, Gutzeit HO. Biophys J (2007) 93:2767-80

Synthesis and biological evaluation of a new type of 99mtechnetium-labeled Fatty Acid for myocardial metabolism imaging.

Walther M, Jung CM, Bergmann R, Pietzsch J, Rode K, Fahmy K, Mirtschink P, Stehr S, Heintz A, Wunderlich G, Kraus W, Pietzsch HJ, Kropp J, Deussen A, Spies H. Bioconjug Chem (2007) 18:216-30

Secondary structure and Pd(II) coordination in S-layer proteins from Bacillus sphaericus studied by infrared and X-ray absorption spectroscopy.

Fahmy K, Merroun M, Pollmann K, Raff J, Savchuk O, Hennig C, Selenska-Pobell S. Biophys J (2006) 91:996-1007

Structure and pH sensitivity of the transmembrane segment 3 of rhodopsin.

Madathil S, Furlinski G, Fahmy K. Biopolymers (2006) 82:329-33

Metal binding by bacteria from uranium mining waste piles and its technological applications.

Pollmann K, Raff J, Merroun M, Fahmy K, Selenska-Pobell S. Biotechnol Adv (2006) 24:58-68



Conserved high affinity ligand binding and membrane association in the native and refolded extracellular domain of the human glycine receptor alpha1-subunit.

Breitinger U, Breitinger HG, Bauer F, Fahmy K, Glockenhammer D, Becker CM. J Biol Chem (2004) 279:1627-36

FTIR- and fluorescence-spectroscopic analyses of receptor G-protein coupling in photoreception
Fahmy, K. Cur Org Chem (2002) 6:1259-1284. Review.

FT-IR-ATR-spectroscopy: Characterisation of the association / dissociation of a G-protein-receptor complex. Fahmy, K. Boese, M. BRUKER Report 148/2000, ISSN 0724-0185

Suramin affects coupling of rhodopsin to transducin.

Lehmann N, Krishna Aradhyam G, Fahmy K. Biophys J (2002) 82:793-802

Receptor-dependent G-protein activation in lipidic cubic phase.

Navarro J, Landau EM, Fahmy K. Biopolymers (2002) 67:167-77

Drugs against cancer and molecules that make us see Fahmy, K., Lehmann, N. G.I.T. Laboratory J (2001) 5:171-173

Application of ATR-FTIR-spectroscopy for studies of molecular interactions Fahmy, K. Recent Research Developments in Biophysical Chemistry. Vol 2, Transworld Research Network, 2001, 1-17. Review.

Transducin-dependent protonation of glutamic acid 134 in rhodopsin.

Fahmy K, Sakmar TP, Siebert F. Biochemistry (2000) 39:10607-12

Structural determinants of active state conformation of rhodopsin: molecular biophysics approaches.

 Fahmy K, Sakmar TP, Siebert F. Methods Enzymol (2000) 315:178-96



Photoactivated state of rhodopsin and how it can form.

Fahmy K, Siebert F, Sakmar TP. Biophys Chem (1995) 56:171-81. Review.

Properties and photoactivity of rhodopsin mutants.

Sakmar, T.P., Fahmy, K. Isr J Chem (1995) 35:325-337

A conserved carboxylic acid group mediates light-dependent proton uptake and signaling by rhodopsin.

 Arnis S, Fahmy K, Hofmann KP, Sakmar TP. J Biol Chem (1994) 269:23879-81

Identification of the proton acceptor of Schiff base deprotonation in bacteriorhodopsin: an FTIR study on the mutant Asp85-> Glu in its natural lipid environment.

Fahmy, K., O. Weidlich, M. Engelhard, J. Tittor, D. Oesterhelt, & F. Siebert. Photochem Photobiol (1992) 56:1073-1083

The photoreaction of the deionized form of the purple membrane investigated by FTIR difference spectroscopy.

Fahmy, K., & F. Siebert. Photochem Photobiol (1990) 51 459-64

The photoisomerization of bacteriorhodopsin studied by FTIR linear dichroism and photoselection experiments combined with quantum chemical theoretical analysis.

Fahmy, K., M. F. Großjean, F. Siebert, & P. Tavan J Mol Struct (1998) 214:257-88